Both working as Legal Aid Counsel in the Legal Aid Department, Ivan and Michelle shoulder the important mission of safeguarding the rule of law. Their main duties include approving applications for legal aid, supervising the work of assigned lawyers, providing legal advice for aid recipients, and handling litigation, etc.
Both Ivan and Michelle regard their profession as meaningful. Their work gives them the chance to come into contact with people from all walks of life. In the process, they also get to learn to be patient listeners and empathise with others, while keeping their cool and ability to analyse problems in order to provide the most appropriate legal advice in the best interests of the aid recipients. The opportunity to help those in need also gives them a sense of satisfaction and achievement.